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Kidney bean sized bump in pubic hair area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   Hello dr.. For the past two i have noticed a kidney bean sized bump in my pubic hair area the bump underneath the skin and its painful too
Doctor :   you mean past 2 days ?
Doctor :   Is is dark colored ?
User :   yes dr..but when i touch it or when i press i feel very much pain and the skin is reddish too..
Doctor :   This could be due to a infected sebaceous cyst, which arises from the base of the hair follicles
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   since the lump is very small, a course of NSAIDs like ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for 7 days will reduce the pain and inflammation
User :   ok dr..
Doctor :   the pus and infected material might require to be removed by a small cut and drainage
User :   when i touch the bump i feel the size is like kidney bean size something around 3cm..
Doctor :   and then antibiotics started for a few days to clear the infection
Doctor :   a 3 cm bump, definitely needs incision and drainage,
User :   ok dr but when i see outside a slight sweling is seen dr..
User :   but i dont have any discharge or pus ..
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   but inside the infected cyst, there will be some, which is what causing the pain
Doctor :   this needs to be removed , so that it does not come again once treated with medicines
User :   its just above the my penis (pubic hair area)...
Doctor :   I understood that ,
Doctor :   such infections are more common in such areas with thick hair
User :   this has suddenly occured and its really worring me dr.. to whom i have to consult dr..
Doctor :   You might consult a general physician, or a surgeon, who can do it in his clinic, within about 15-20 minutes
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   this is a very common conditon and we see it usually in our practice
User :   ok.. as per advise i will take this ifuprofen for 7 days 2 times ....
Doctor :   yes that will help
User :   if i have press it hardly then iam feeling more pain dr..
Doctor :   you will also need a antibiotic as well to control the spread of infection
Doctor :   yes, this is cause the pus inside the cyst is increased and there is no way for it to get out
Doctor :   so when u press the surrounding tissues which are inflammed, will cause pain
User :   ok Dr..whats the reason for the infection Dr..
Doctor :   THE Sebaceous glands in the skin, get infection due to lack of hygiene and excess bacteria
User :   ok dr...
Doctor :   maintain cleanliness and have proper bath daily and all issues will get cleared
User :   Yes of course Dr.. iam very much clean Dr..Right now iam in Bahrain and i maintain a clean environment around me too dr..
Doctor :   in that case, high heat, and dehydration can cause such issues
Doctor :   you need not worry
User :   Correct dr... for the past 2 months iam in Night Shift...Can u please tell whats the anibotics which will pervent these issues
User :   Thank you Dr...
Doctor :   the antibiotics will depend on the physical examination
User :   ok dr..
Doctor :   and your treating doc can decide that for you
Doctor :   it seem s that the time has ended
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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